humor, Rural life

A day in the life of a wannabe farmer

Recently, leaving the city for a more “sustainable” life on a hobby farm seems to be all the rage. Now, I love our life out here, but I thought I’d provide a little snapshot of life with animals. Both for those considering making the jump into the homesteading movement and for those who are more the armchair dreamer type. Because…

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birdwatching, humor

Road trips with boys

So, over the weekend our 4H group went out to Kearney, Nebraska to see the sandhill crane migration. Somehow, I ended up with all the boys. ALL the boys. Just let that sink in for a moment. One hundred sixty miles one way with ALL the boys from our 4H group. Somewhere along the way, they decided to have a…

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culture, holidays, humor, Uncategorized

Thank you, Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump (because Dear The Donald just sounds awkward), I must thank you for being the first candidate to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time. It may, in fact, be the only one that really matters. I feel strongly about this. I don’t usually talk politics on this blog. It is my happy place. It is…

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humor, Rural life

Livestock will keep you humble

There’s nothing quite like livestock to keep you humble. I say that because we have these two steer. Calves, really. I mean, they’re almost a year old, but even their mothers get mistaken for calves by the cattle people around here because they’re not Angus or Hereford or Simental. They’re Dexters. And they top out at about 41 inches and…

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family, humor

Making marriage work

So apparently, a reddit user recently asked what makes a successful marriage. I thought that was easy. Stubborness. It’s why every year, something takes out my garden, be it weather or weeds or my geese. Every year it is something, and yet every year I plant it again. It’s why every year I start tomatoes and peppers from seeds and…

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